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and dreams on four more years of the president. it is now up to him not to disappoint them. >> our washington bureau chief joins us now. obama stays in the white house. republicans retain the house of representatives. democrats maintain their majority in the senate. basically, we are seeing the same cast of characters. what do you think will be different this time around? >> that depends very much weather you are an optimist or a pessimist. at the end of this year, there is this fiscal cliff. president obama has to solve it. austerity measures, a huge increase of taxes -- all this is going to happen if democrats and republicans do not come together, so i can offer three scenarios -- the first would be that there is no willingness of compromise, that they will just take the can down the road. it would be disaster for the u.s. and the rest of the world. second scenario -- a new willingness of compromise and coming together, and i do not think this is likely to happen, so there is scenario 3, that everybody has to give up something. this would mean, for example, for democrats that they will have
. this nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow. >> the latest poll from the washington post presents 50% of voters will cast their ballots for obama. polls indicate a close race in eight states. some suggest the candidates are running even. others give obama a narrow lead. obama carried the state four years ago due in part to younger voters. but unemployment in ohio has topped 12% among people aged 20 to 25. disappointment over the economy is working in romney's favor. so young democratic campaigners are trying to turn things around. nhk world's washington bureau chief reports. >> reporter: john is one of the leaders of college democrats which backs president obama. he is frustrated that students don't seem fired up about the presidential race even though election day is almost here. >> it's definitely really close. there is a sense of anxiousness in the air. because it's getting to point where we are looking at people on campus and asking ourselves is that person actually going to be the one vote that decides the election? >> reporter: he wants to find a way to ignite stude
in an unprecedented position of power which cannot use. if they sold these bonds, it would put washington under pressure. it would also harm chinese interests. it would see the value of its own investments tumbled. the fact that the western world 's #one superpower should find itself financially dependent on a communist state is one of the trials and tribulations of history. hopefully, there will be positive endings. >> there's i hope that washington and beijing could put an end to it this and focus more on common ground. >> a renewed labor conflict could be brewing in germany. new figures published look to fuel tensions over wage levels in the european leading economy. >> top managers have seen wages increase at but workers have seen their real wages shrink considerably. >> it must be nice being the boss in this global what economy. you get to tell people what to do and you get paid well. but for those working poor you, chances are it's got worse. global competition is putting down wages and as a consequence, the income gap is widening. since 2005, executive salaries have shot up 14%. adjusted
, and say the finance minister is not coming clean about the cost to taxpayers. >> in washington, budgets have stalled again just months before what has become known as the infamous fiscal cliff. president obama appeared at a factory in pennsylvania making his case for raising taxes on top earners and accusing a handful of republicans of holding up a deal. if a deal is not reached by december 31, a $600 billion combination of tax increases and spending cuts goes into effect. let's get a check now on how the markets reacted to all of that news. our correspondence sent us this report from frankfurt. >> the dax climbed for about 2% this week, and share prices have been pushed mainly by the rescue package for greece, but at this last trading day of the week, trading has been quite low. the positive trend continued, although there has been some bad news coming in, like the record high unemployment rate in the euro area and the fact that u.s. consumers spend less money in october. nevertheless, the mood is fine. investors hope the fiscal cliff in the u.s.a. can be avoided. >> let's get a closer
conditions for motorists. >> we are joined now by our washington correspondent. how do americans feel about the government's response to the disaster so far? >> it has been generally applauded. unlike 2005 when hurricane katrina devastated new orleans, it seems all the relevant agencies were ready this time, up to speed, especially fema, the federal emergency management agency, that was criticized in 2005 being widely lauded now. the president himself was up all night from monday to tuesday in the situation room in the white house monitoring the situation. now he is touring the disaster areas, especially in new jersey, so he seemed very much concerned and seemed to do everything he could to help the people. he has been applauded even by republican competitors for this. one of his harshest critics has always been new jersey governor chris christie, and this man said that obama was doing an outstanding job. >> elections are right around the corner next week, and campaigns have resumed. it is a difficult question to ask, but who has actually profited from the situation? >> for mitt romney, it
to northern virginia, which is close to washington. it is hard to say here. ohio is the big prize because everybody says whoever wins ohio, the nation goes. obama has been ahead by slight margins but consistently. no republican has ever won the presidency without ohio. >> you are at a republican rally in virginia. how has the mood been? >> the mood with the republican of voters -- the romney people, it has been very good. they are fired up. a lot of people say they are more fired up the nea supporters of the president. they say that the obama people, the obama campaign has a better ground game. there are better organized. in the end, it comes down to turnout. whoever gets these people to show what will win the election. >> thank you very much. we turn our attention now to syria. activists say a suicide bomber has killed at least 50 government soldiers. it comes as there is break out between regime troops and rebels in damascus. >> violence in the capital escalates. they are holding talks. there are under pressure from the international community to find common ground. >> there is no and t
second term. >> for more on this developing story, we are joined by our washington correspondent. how serious are the allegations against general allan? what sort of wrongdoing is the alleged to have been involved in? >> it is very serious. there were -- there is an investigation going on. there were some 30,000 pages of e-mails between the top commander in afghanistan and this lady in florida, mrs. kelly, and you really do not know exactly what is in those e- mails, but according to the american media, they say that there is -- that those are inappropriate communication. just a couple of minutes ago, he said that there was no affair. nevertheless, there was a plan that general allan would become the new supreme -- the nato supreme allied commander in europe, and i think this is not going to happen -- that general allen would become the new nato supreme allied commander. >> water the implications of this for the obama administration -- what are the implications? >> i think it is very bad. the fbi investigation about petraeus and this affair that was going on for months, and the white
. and it is not the only one. reports say british paper "the guardian" could soon cull its paper addition. the "washington post" is getting thinner. some 14 regional newspapers in the u.s. have gone under in the past five years. nine more are now on line only. many more are at risk of closure. the mit," the flagship of u.s. journalism" -- the "new york times," the flagship of u.s. journalism, is looking for sponsors to keep going. others are having a tougher time because the income from their online editions is not enough to make up for losses from print. >> stay with us. we will be back in a minute's time and across the english channel and meet some other grumpy euro skeptics. >> that's right. stick around. >> welcome back. there is just a day to go until the e u's latest summit. this time, it is not about bailouts, but this time, the eu's very own budget is on the line. >> we are talking about more than $1 trillion euros over the next seven years. some countries say brussels is just asking for too much. >> most of all, britain. this government is threatening to veto anything more than a budget freeze, a
it is up to politicians in washington to find a solution. no easy task, considering the partisan divisions in congress. the democrats who control the senate do not want cuts to social benefits. the republicans who form a majority in the house of representatives are opposed to tax hikes. time is running out. both democrats and republicans have indicated a willingness to compromise, but business owners are skeptical. and many american business people are very concerned that the politicians will not accomplish certainty, and instead, they will blame each other and this will cause more uncertainty. >> especially when it comes to orders from the defense industry. i of the country falls over the fiscal cliff, huge cuts to the u.s. military budget will take place automatically -- if the country falls over the fiscal cliff. >> coming up, a new mozart interpretation that uses the latest in animation technology. >> but first, a roundup of stories making news now. the former israeli opposition leader has announced she will return to politics to lead a new party called the movement. the former foreign
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